Greetings fellow boob/tit lovers,
Today during the course of my daily activities, I ended up on Google image search with the keywords “boobs HD” because my friend did not like my GTAIV wallpaper of a hooker sucking on a lollipop whilst displaying her breasts ever so seductively.
The results that came up were comprised mainly of women’s upper bodies and most images focused solely on their cleavage which on many occasions were clearly (sometimes badly) Photoshopped out of proportions. So there I was, happy with this image as my new wallpaper.
Then I thought to myself: What is another name for boobs? TITS! Tits. Tits. Tits. A few backspace keys with a garnish of the keys ‘I’, ‘t’ and ‘s’, I had this in the Google search bar:
What came up aroused quite a bit of interest and curiosity in me (and my pants). It was a butt load of pictures of porn stars (and non-stars) showing their areola very confidently and sexually. I suppose confidence and sexuality are the two factors that fills their wallets, but that isn’t what I am on about. What I am curious about is why Google shows nude chicks when you switch ‘boobs’ with ‘tits’.
I suppose a good place to start would be the etymology of the two words.
Since I am not at all educated in the field where linguists work I looked it up on the almighty Google. Here is what it returned:
“Boob” is a 1950’s shortening of “booby”, which in the 1930’s came from
“bubby”. Linguists aren’t sure, but “bubby” may derive from the German
“Bübbi” which means ‘teat’.
In 1347, when the bubonic plaque ravaged Europe, one of the symptoms of
the plaque was called bubos or boobos which was a swelling of the lymph
nodes, hence swelling of the chest can be referred to as boobs.
Since this guyg/gal seems smart enough and since s/he copied that off of facebook, I guess I have to trust him/her. Now let us look for tits!
“breast,” Old English titt (a variant of teat). But the modern slang tits (plural), attested from 1928, seems to be a recent reinvention from teat, used without awareness that it is a throwback to the original form. Titty, however, is on record from 1746 as “a dial. and nursery diminutive of teat.”
-Online Etymology Dictionary
Well I guess the shit started when asstards started mixing German shit into English. Well, fuck. Not a bad idea though because now we have two words that despite referring to the same pair of objects give off a totally different level of perversion. Boobs is like a younger more innocent (maybe chinese) version of tits. I still don’t get why though. And I guess its just the evelution of language but it just ended up that way. I’m not sure if it actually has an explanation but I’ll leave that for next time. Tired of this shit now.